Sprained knee keeps All-Pro Polamalu on sidelines

Updated: December 9, 2007, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu sat out his third consecutive game, missing the Steelers' 34-13 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday with a sprained knee.

Troy Polamalu


A Pro Bowl selection the past three years, Polamalu injured the knee Nov. 18 against the New York Jets. He aggravated the injury Wednesday and missed practice Thursday and Friday.

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who worked out on a sprained right ankle on Friday, was active. Other Steelers inactives: receiver Willie Reid, running back Gary Russell, linebacker LaMarr Woodley and offensive linemen Marvin Philip, Darnell Stapleton and Trai Essex.

The Patriots listed as inactive receiver Troy Brown, defensive lineman Le Kevin Smith, offensive linemen Stephen Neal and Wesley Britt, defensive backs Eddie Jackson and Rashad Baker and linebacker Chad Brown.

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